Twentieth-Century Tudor Design in Britain: An Ideological Battleground


in Tudorism

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264942
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754111 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Twentieth-Century Tudor Design in Britain: An Ideological Battleground

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The Tudor era, with its historical associations with English power and influence in the world at large, proved attractive to many consumers for several decades in the twentieth century, particularly in the inter-war years. This chapter discusses the vital roles that new manufacturing technologies and shifts in taste have played in the emergence of a Tudorist design demotic. It also considers why the past held such fascination for manufacturers and consumers.

Keywords: inter-war years; taste shifts; manufacturing technologies; design demotic; consumers; Tudor design

Chapter.  7660 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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